now more than ever

Peacecamp is a 10 day multicultural encounter of adolescents of different nationalities, religions and cultures.

The president of Austria is patron of peacecamp 2023

mission statement

It´s safe to say we are not standing on safe ground. We are in way over our heads.

And that is precisely why we must keep swimming, must stay committed to unlearning prejudice and learning to practice solidarity. History is never just a single story, but a multitude of narratives, the same way our identities are made of more than just a single narrative. We must practice to listen to the voices sharing their stories around us, must learn how to hold place for those who are overheard in order to tell all of our stories together. Only if we keep weaving together the many threads of our narratives, can we tell a different story. One, that is not about heroes and villains but about the beauty of multitude and the art of healing together.

peacecamp – now more than ever.

the peacecamp workshop

Peacecamp is built around pedagogical-therapeutic workshops, in which the young participants are challenged to deal with their own as well as ‘foreign’ histories, religions and cultures before subsequently getting to know and discussing political reality(ies) and narratives and looking for a way to contribute to creating a more peaceful world for everyone.

Preparation

  • researching one's individual roots and identifications within one´s society
  • an examination of one's own local contemporary history as well as current social and political issues
  • answering of the questionnaire "4 questions about peace"

Encounter

  • an intensive ten days workshop programme at the end of which participants are appointed “ambassadors of peace” in order to continue working towards a more peaceful together

Evaluation

  • answering the "4 questions about peace" again to evaluate the impact of the encounter
  • becoming part of the peacecamp-network which functions as a support system for developing and realizing their own follow-up projects as ambassadors of peace
  • attending the follow-up “online ambassadors of peace conference” about 5-6 months after the encounter

history

Peacecamp was founded by Viennese psychotherapist and psychoanalyst Evelyn Böhmer-Laufer.

There have been 17 peacecamps so far, running annually from 2004 until 2019. Since the 6th peacecamp in 2008, they have been documented by Gerald Muthsam in the form of a short film that is shown at the end of each event and at the Jewish Film Festival.

In 2022, the project was taken over by Lia, Lukas & AnnPhie as part of the 4peace organisation.

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2 months ago

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Dear peacecampers of all years,Last November should have been the date of our annual conference of the ambassadors of peace, hosted by the participants of 2023. The attacks of October 7th had put a halt to our everyday lives, especially those of you who live in Israel and have since had to endure the pain of war, of losing loved ones or constantly fearing for their lives, of witnessing or being called to serve in ongoing fights, of fearing exclusion or repression, of depending completely on the decisions of your leaders, of feeling misunderstood, judged unfairly or even forgotten by the rest of the world. Needless to say, we could not hold our conference the way we initially planned, nor can we do it now, at least not the way we intended.We have been in contact with many of you, but with many, we haven't. But we want to and we will host our Ambassadors of Peace Conference, open to all peacecampers throughout the years, just with a different focus.The atrocities that occurred on October 7th and since in Israel and Gaza, along with the rise of antisemitic and racist attacks in Europe and around the world and the flood of misinformation, trolling, and the overall spread of hate, have made talking about peace much harder—yet so much more important.We want to offer a two-day platform to come together and discuss the possibilities of a peaceful future, as well as the hardships of the present. We have adjusted the topics of our conference to better reflect and acknowledge the current situation.Additionally, we want to use this meeting to talk with you and brainstorm about the future of our project. We would appreciate it if you considered contributing to the questions on the slides (in the form of short videos, songs, speeches, or texts) and sent them to us. Even if you have nothing prepared, you may still join if you have participated in a peacecamp by 4peace from 2004 to 2023.In order to register to the conference, provided you are from the years 2004-2019, please answer us via e-mail, stating your name and the year that you participated.Please feel free to share this content with your fellow peacecampers, as we do not have the current e-mail addresses of all peacecampers. You can find us on Instagram: @peacecamp_We hope to see many of you in March because in times like these, we need to stand together as a network of peace activists.Sincerely,AnnPhie, Lia, Lukas and the peacecamp team ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Save the date! 📅 As promised, we are hosting our ambassadors of peace conference, open to all peacecampers throughout the years! ✅ The atrocities that occurred on October 7th and since in Israel and Gaza, along with the rise of antisemitic and racist attacks in Europe and the flood of misinformation, trolling, and the overall spread of hate, have made talking about peace much harder—yet so much more important. 🕊️.We want to offer a two-day platform to come together and discuss the possibilities of a peaceful future, as well as the hardships of the present. We have adjusted the topics of our conference to better reflect and acknowledge the current situation..Additionally, we want to use this meeting to talk with you and brainstorm about the future of our project. We would appreciate it if you considered contributing to the questions on the slides (in the form of short videos, songs, speeches, or texts) and sent them to us. Even if you have nothing prepared, you may still join if you have participated in a peacecamp by 4peace from 2004 to 2023. ☀️ .In order to register if you are from years 2004-2019, please drop us a DM with your email address, or email us, so we can send you the invites, timetable, and link in time. ✍️ .If you participated in peacecamp 2023, you will get the link from your delegation leaders.We hope to see many of you in March because in times like these, we need to stand together as a network of peace activists. ☮️🫸🏾🫷🏼🫰.#peace #PeaceCamp #middleeast #peaceinthemiddleeast #dialogue #youthwork #network #AmbassadorsOfPeace #conference #jewishisraeli #PalestinianIsraeli #nomorewar #Israel #palestine #Gaza #TalkingPeace #Perspectives #narratives @erasmus_plus_projects @lia.boh @annphieoh @readyteacherone @vanessakranic @yardenagrari @faizeh_copty_khoury ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Today @annphieoh from peacecamp met with Berlin historian and teacher Liane Matern from the German Organisation @buildingbridgesberlin 🌉 .For twenty years now, the organization has facilitated youth encounters from German, Polish, and both Palestinian and Jewish Israeli teenagers - sound familiar? 😯.Their projects involve European delegations visiting Givat Haviva, home hosting with families from close by kibbutzim and Baka Al-Gharbiya and then a visit from the Israeli groups in Berlin! ✈️ .Even though their exchange had to be cancelled this year and inspite of the grief and insecure future, they are determined to continue their work - as are we. 🕊️ .Besides the youth exchanges with Israel there is the component of working on the history of Germany and Poland and educating young people to be/stay alert towards antisemistism, racism and hatred in our societies, as extreme right wing populists have been on the rise for years now - a topic that needs to be adressed just as much in Austria and Hungary ⚠️ .We are looking forward to broadening our peace network and build bridges together…🌈.#cooperation #newfriends #youthwork #peacework #german #austrian #hungarian #polish #Palestinian #jewish #Israeli #history #antiracism #peacework #dialogue #friendship #Aufarbeitung #NoAfD #gegenrechts #nofpö #fightingantisemitismtogether #antiracism @conact.de.il @kiga_ev @erasmus_plus_projects ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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We continue staying in touch in 2024 🌹 .Three weeks from today, we meet again to have a chat, a laugh, some stories, some silence…our next date is Sunday January 27th at 15:00 CET / 4PM IST ⏰ .This meeting is once again for participants and team members from pescecamp 2023 @vanessakranic @lia.boh @readyteacherone @annphieoh @faizeh_copty_khoury @yardenagrari @stateofaseel @tsufron @amaya_roseleine @leah_admoni @amisato_art @danielgyoeri.1234 @kflebkxokjnebi @amitslijper3 @ofri_ismailov13 @hillelad_ @ido_eini68 @bbbutterfly_art @adam_abed849 @areen.z07 @sima.zoubi @yuval_1211 @ron.4408 @chillin_potatoo @lourkouzly_ @bareenawwad @ehab_waked @rawaazoubii @beke_viki @b.orsiii @hannadittrich @hallgas.benedek @galfibenedek - hope to see many of you onscreen 😍.Also, the date for our conference open to all former peacecampers has been set! On march 23rd and 24th we will get the chance to meet old and new peacecamp friends! A post with more details will follow! ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less
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